Definition of Accuracy

1. Noun. The quality of being near to the true value. "The lawyer questioned the truth of my account"

Exact synonyms: Truth
Generic synonyms: Quality
Specialized synonyms: Exactitude, Exactness, Fidelity
Attributes: Accurate, Inaccurate
Antonyms: Inaccuracy

2. Noun. (mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a number. "The atomic clock enabled scientists to measure time with much greater accuracy"
Generic synonyms: Quality
Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths

Definition of Accuracy

1. n. The state of being accurate; freedom from mistakes, this exemption arising from carefulness; exact conformity to truth, or to a rule or model; precision; exactness; nicety; correctness; as, the value of testimony depends on its accuracy.

Definition of Accuracy

1. Noun. The state of being accurate; freedom from mistakes, this exemption arising from carefulness; exactness; nicety; correctness ¹

2. Noun. Exact conformity to truth, or to a rule or model; degree of conformity of a measure to a true or standard value. ¹

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Definition of Accuracy

1. the quality of being accurate [n -CIES]

Medical Definition of Accuracy

1. The degree to which a measurement, or an estimate based on measurements, represents the true value of the attribute that is being measured. In the laboratory accuracy of a test is determined when possible by comparing results from the test in question with results generated from an established reference method. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Accuracy

accumulation analysis
accumulation disease
accumulation point
accumulation points
accumulator register
accuracy (current term)

Literary usage of Accuracy

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1894)
"The main conditions which lead to accuracy are the possibility of using large quantities of material and the accuracy attainable in weighing the button, ..."

2. Convention by National Electric Light Association Convention, National Independent Meat Packers Association, University of Georgia College of Agriculture, University of Georgia Dept. of Food Science (1919)
"when the accuracy of the transformer ratio and of the individual meter are both known. Formula: Combined accuracy of transformer and meter = percentage of ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1906)
"The Sense of accuracy. The ultimate criterion of accuracy appears to be affective recognition. It is distinctly a feeling and not mere intellectual assent, ..."

4. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1896)
"Whether accuracy of observation and of recollection differs at different ... See also The accuracy of Recollection and Observation, FE Bolton, PSYCHOL. ..."

5. Life Insurance: A Textbook by Solomon Stephen Huebner (1915)
"accuracy of the Theory of Probabilities — The Law of Average. ... This accuracy depends on two factors: (1) the accuracy of the data, and (2) the number of ..."

6. The Journal of Educational Research by American Educational Research Association (1922)
"Division of fractions— Speed 9, accuracy 90% Simple Multip. review— Speed 3, ... Problem Solving Speed 4, accuracy 90% Measurements Course begun 192. ..."

7. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"To reach an accuracy of r in 1000 or greater with a chain it is necessary to give ... With the steel tape an accuracy of i in 5000 can be obtained without ..."

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